• Pamela Stanley, MA, Psychotherapist

    Lino Lakes

    Email: pamelas@bridginghopecounseling.com

    Lino Lakes and Rogers Having a meaningful life is having hope for a better future that includes finding healthy outcomes and peace about our existence. One of my goals as an existential informed cognitive behavioral therapist is to help others experience the sacred encounter of having the ability to embrace self-awareness, which includes recognizing ways that we create and develop our meaning, our realities, and our unique strengths.Aaron Beck’s CBT model focuses on “automatic thoughts,” which are thoughts that we are often unaware of that strongly influence our feelings and behaviors. I like to use mindfulness exercises and psychoeducation tools to help with one’s self-improvement journey while using a person-centered approach. A guided discovery of automatic thoughts can help to challenge thoughts that are negative, for example, so that we are able to change unhealthy thinking patterns. I’m here to work collaboratively with my clients so that we can explore the meanings behind the presenting concerns that you are faced with while acknowledging the uniqueness of each individual, couple, and family.

    I have earned a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Bethel Seminary San Diego in California with additional Master level studies in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have completed a one-year practicum in a hospital setting specializing in co-occurring disorders, depression, and anxiety. I hold a second Master’s in teaching and have taught Communication courses in Beijing, China. Currently I’m a licensing candidate under supervision working towards my licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

    Membership: American Counseling Association
    My favorite fable
    “A big fire was destroying the forest. The animals fled except the hummingbird. It flew to the river, sipped a drop of water in its tiny beak, and flew back to drop that water on the fire. Again and again, it returned to the river, each time sipping up a single drop and pouring it on the fire. The other animals watched from the far shore laughing and mocking. The harder they laughed the harder the hummingbird worked. Just what do you think you are doing the other animals asked. And without stopping, the hummingbird answered calmly, I’m doing what I can, that’s all any of us can do, what we can.”